Wednesday, August 6, 2014

cabana daydreams reality

yes, it is a flimsy now!  it is 2 rows shorter than the pattern for reasons totally frugal....i like to keep my tops so i can use 90" muslin as backing and 2 more rows would be a tad too wide.  also, i ran out of yellow print triangles.  thinking of using a white flannel instead of a batt so it would be an ideal summer topper.  it will be hand quilted of course....probably a 2015 finish.  **** still working on the hawaiian, or i should say playing, because that really is the correct verb.  ***  now that CD is a flimsy, can move on to some swap blocks and a couple of small projects swirling around in the gray matter.  first up, though, is to tidy the sewing space, send the remaining triangles to the scrap basket and enjoy the rest of the summer.   **** retreat is a mere 80 days away--2 months plus--and have already started my list.  plan to devote september to finishing up a donation for B3--bob's blankie brigade--and cross THAT off the UFO list.  **** my weekend starts tonight and vacuum is at the top of the to-do list!  PS the new header photo is our nearby coast during the tail end of a hurricane a few years ago....10 foot waves....awesome!

5 comments:

  1. Such a fresh, pretty quilt, Grace. That must feel good.
    Very cool header photo! That looks like fun. : )

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  2. Cabana Daydream is gorgeous!!!

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  3. What a pretty top, so fresh and summery! Very nice header photo, too!

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  4. I love this quilt--so bright and summery. I, too, have been making my quilts with a little forethought to the backing/batting. Sometimes when I draft out a quilt and realize how much fabric I will need for the back, I decide to downsize that top just bit after all!
    Kim in KY

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  5. Grace, this is gorgeous! Just the amount of white. Can you share the pattern source? Thank you!

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